Cowboy Dances

A collection of Traditional Western Square Dances By Lloyd Shaw

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DIVIDE THE RING AND DOCEY PARTNERS              293
j) Same old gent and a brand new date Dotvn the center and through the gate The lady goes right and the gent goes ivrong. Repeat (c) to (f).
3. Now you're home and everybody swing, Allemande left tvith your left hand. Right hand to partner and right and left grand. Promenade eight when you come straight
Repeat 2 and 3 for second, third, and fourth couples.
THE EXPLANATION:
1.  See page 1£0 or substitute any other introduction given there.
2.  a) First couple steps back from each other four steps,
then together and swing.
b)   They walk hand in hand down the center of the circle and pass between the lady and the gentleman of the third couple. The lady turns right around the outside of the set and the gentleman turns left.
c)   As they meet each other at their home position they do a dos-a-dos or encircle each other back to back. At the same time the other three couples face each other and do a dos-a-dos; that is, they advance to each other, each gentleman passes his partner (passing right shoulders); then each moves to the right; they pass, each other back to back, and, without changing the direction they are facing, return backward to place.
d)   Each now turns to the corner and does a dos-a-dos with the corner.
e)   Each returns to his partner, and partners swing twice around.
f)   Each gentleman returns to the corner lady and, with a preliminary allemande left, turns her to his side and promenades around the set with her and back to the gentleman's position. (Each lady has thus advanced one place.)
g), (h), and (j) The first gentleman having brought a new girl to his position takes her down the ring, divides as in (b) and the whole set repeats (c) through (f).
&. See page 152 for explanation or substitute any other end­ing given there.






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